Located in Somerset House, and adjoining the mighty Courtauld Institute, the surroundings of the Courtauld Gallery are just as impressive as its collection. Named after the industrialist who founded it, the Gallery promises fine English portraits from Gainsborough, 20th century Fauvism, and the only full-length portrait by Goya in Britain. But the reason that most flock to its elegant rooms is the mighty hoard of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Offering a history of modern French painting from Monet to Gauguin, it includes masterpieces like van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and inspiring works by Cézanne. Ticket price includes entry to the uniformly impressive seasonal exhibitions.
Tel: 020 7848 2526
Entry Charges: Admission £5-£6; Mondays free before 2:30pm; Children free